Director – TSERWEN TSENG

Genre – Short

Duration – 14 minutes 9 seconds

Country – United States

Language – English, Yue Chinese (Cantonese)

Year – 2023

SYNOPSIS : 22-year-old Jade, the daughter of 2nd generation Chinese immigrants has been obedient to her mother her whole life, that is until her mother finds out that she’s pregnant. After Jade’s mother asks her to get an abortion, Jade runs away from home to protect her baby. Jade finds herself a cheap apartment and a job in a restaurant which doesn’t last long. She gets fired from the restaurant but the manager changes her mind after she witnesses Jade hiding from her mother in the restaurant kitchen. Inspired by the manager, Jade is emboldened to go home and face her mom, as well as her deepest fear and desire for life.

DMOFF AWARD –

Official Selection October 2023

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